Dodo Broadband Review: Flying Fast!


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If you’ve spent time in front of the TV you’ll remember the classic Dodo ads when the company first launched into the cut-throat world of broadband. Their catchphrase “internet that flies” caused some amusement when, in real life, the dodo was a bird that couldn’t fly at all! The company quickly made a name for itself with its extremely well-priced broadband plans. And the same is available today.

With easy-to-understand, good value internet plans, Dodo continues to give customers a reason to sign up on a longer-term contract. It’s also one of few ISPs to offer an integrated Fetch TV service bundled with your ADSL or NBN plan. This gives you access to up to 35 broadband-streamed channels ranging from the BBC’s premium channel to MTV.

What makes Dodo Broadband different?

Dodo started out as an independent company. It grew with lightning speed as more and more customers flocked to them for low-cost internet access. A few years ago it was bought by the owners of iPrimus. This gave Dodo access to the iPrimus network infrastructure with its own phone exchange hardware. This allowed for better-priced ADSL and faster, more reliable internet access.

Both companies are now owned by Vocus, one of Australia’s largest top-tier networking companies, putting vast resources at Dodo’s disposal. For customers, it means better ping times to local game servers and fast Netflix or Stan streaming, since you’re only a couple of hops away from the servers themselves. NBN customers, in particular, will notice this point of difference, as Netflix streams pop into full HD almost instantly and stays that way.

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Dodo Broadband’s NBN Plans

You can connect to Dodo NBN for as little as $50/month, although if you only using the internet for “occasional browsing”, you’ll probably want to go for one of the unlimited plans – this one’s only at the low 12/1 speed, with a paltry 101GB data allowance per month – just enough for a few hours of Netflix. Your best bet for value is to head straight for the unlimited-data plan. While the the 12/1 speed plan is priced at $60/month, you can boost that to 25/5 for another $5/month or get the top-speed 50/30 plan for another $15/month. You’ll get an NBN-ready modem at no cost on a two-year contract, and home phone line rental included – important to weigh into your calculations, since not having the old landline will save you around $30/month. Adding unlimited calls (including calls to mobiles) is a bargain-priced $10/month, too.

Dodo Broadband NBN Plans

NBN25 Unlimited
  • Up to 15Mbps Standard Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN Fixed Line
$65/mth

NBN12 101GB
  • Up to 7Mbps Basic Evening
  • 101GB Data
  • NBN Fixed Line
$50/mth

NBN12 Unlimited
  • Up to 7Mbps Basic Evening
  • Unlimited Data
  • NBN Fixed Line
$60/mth

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Dodo Broadband’s ADSL2+ Plans

If you’re still waiting for NBN in your area, ADSL is as good as it gets. Dodo’s plans are incredibly competitive – there’s only two – one with a 101GB allowance for $20/month, the other with unlimited downloads and uploads for $30/month. Home phone line rental is an extra $30/month, though, with phone calls all charged on a pay-as-you-go basis. You can get the unlimited-calls pack for just $10/month extra, letting you talk to your hearts content.  Again, they’ll give you an NBN-ready modem for free if you take a 24-month contract.

Dodo Broadband ADSL Plans

ADSL Unlimited + Fetch
  • Speeds Vary
  • Unlimited Data
  • ADSL2+
$75/mth

ADSL 101GB
  • Speeds Vary
  • 101GB Data
  • ADSL2+
$50/mth

ADSL Unlimited
  • Speeds Vary
  • Unlimited Data
  • ADSL2+
$60/mth

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What About Fetch TV With Dodo – Worth It?

As one of only two main ISPs now offering the much-acclaimed Fetch TV hardware and streaming TV service, Dodo has a trump card up its sleeve. The Fetch bundles give you access to the newest Fetch TV hardware. If you’re not familiar with Fetch TV, and all the things its boxes can do, read our Fetch TV mini and mighty review and check it out in detail. Essentially, Fetch is a streaming pay TV service, a free-to-air personal video recorder and a Netflix/Stan/everything streaming device all in one. As an entertainment hub device, Fetch is unrivalled.

Dodo has Fetch plans for both ADSL and NBN. The ADSL+Fetch bundle gets you the new Fetch Mini box (or its sensational big brother, the Fetch Mighty, for $5/month extra) along with an unlimited ADSL broadband connection for $44.90/month, or you can go for the NBN+Fetch option for $74.90/month; both come with your choice of one of the four channel packs. For $20 extra you can have the 35-channel premium package from Fetch, giving you access to channels ranging from BBC First to ESPN to Comedy Channel.

If you divide your time between free-to-air TV and streaming and have considered getting Foxtel for more channel variety, these Fetch bundles may be exactly what you’re after. Being able to do it all on the one box is a real bonus (and yes, the Fetch Mighty can also record streaming channels!).

Dodo + Fetch NBN Bundle

Get a Fetch Mini and 1 channel pack + unlimited NBN on a 24-month contract.
$75
/mthover 24 mths
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Dodo Broadband customer service and support

You can get in touch with Dodo’s friendly support team any time by calling the easy-to-remember number 13 DODO – that’s 13 36 36. If you’d prefer a call back, just leave your details on Dodo’s support page and a customer service specialist will call you as soon as possible.

Dodo now also offers its Dodo Account Manager app for iOS and Android, which lets customers view and manage all the important details about their account and plan, and gives you one-button instant access to contact Dodo’s support team if you need them.

This Bird Flies – Cheep!

Dodo has ADSL and NBN plans and bundles to suit pretty much every type of user. If you want solid, good value broadband they’ve got it covered. If you want some entertainment on the side they’re happy to help out, with their Fetch TV bundles a standout. With a powerful network behind them, Dodo’s a great choice if you’re looking for any kind of internet access. The bird it’s named after may be long extinct, but this Dodo is in it for the long haul.

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